All posts tagged: fashion history

All About the Boy

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The masculine look, pioneered by power-couple Marlene Dietrich and Giorgio Armani in Dietrich’s heyday, is not, contrary to common thought, a simple staple ‘trend’. In fact, when Armani helped create the iconic actress’s equally particular wardrobe, it beat down the rules of femininity expected to be followed by any on-screen heroine. The beautiful women on screen were meant to be objects of desire for men and aspirational for women; inspiring women to wear long trousers […]

“Bonnie and Clyde” – Blurring Fashion Timelines

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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow formed one of the most notorious couples and criminal duos in the history of mankind. The history of their short-lived career and relationship is dramatically told in Arthur Penn’s 1967 film aptly named “Bonnie and Clyde”, with Faye Dunaway and the charming Warren Beatty front and centre. They weren’t the only well-loved bad guys of their time though – the economical depression of the 1930s following the Wall Street crash […]

Dandy: Past, Present & Prada

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“These beings have no other status, but that of cultivating the idea of beauty in their own persons, of satisfying their passions, of feeling and thinking …. Contrary to what many thoughtless people seem to believe, dandyism is not even an excessive delight in clothes and material elegance. For the perfect dandy, these things are no more than the symbol of the aristocratic superiority of his mind.”  Charles Baudelaire’s clear wording describes a generation and […]